Ropemaker Place

Client
Frost Landscape Construction

Location
London

Category
Exterior Building Drainage


The Ropemaker is one of the City of London’s most attractive yet sustainable buildings. The 20-storey building was designed by Arup associates for both professional and financial services occupiers. Townsend Landscape Architects designed the terrace landscaping.

The design required planters to be positioned around the edges and in the middle of each of the 4 roof terraces, with each planted unique and irregular in shape and sided with stainless steel facias. All the planters were designed to be a set height with many pointed corners, all of which are at different angles.

Component Developments was given the challenge of creating these stainless steel facias. In order to meet Townsend’s visions, each of the corners needed to be made as one continuous smooth piece, without any welded joints. The planters were each made as bespoke pieces which would lock easily together when they were installed on site by Frost Landscape Construction.

Frosts director, Aiden Lane said “this was the most complex project to date to date that Frosts had been involved with and Component Developments worked very closely with us at all stages, offering full support to help us overcome any on-site complications that arose”.

The scheme won two BALI awards in 2009.

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